Family Visitation Volunteer/Coach virtual training: Date TBD
Friends of the Family
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER FAMILY COACH?
Friends of the Family is now enrolling potential volunteers for a Supervised Family Visitation VIRTUAL training, for the upcoming year 2021 for the Family Visitation Center (FVC) program. If you're interested in volunteering with parents and children who have been separated due to abuse and/or neglect, this is the opportunity for you!
The Family Visitation Center is a place where children and parents that have been separated due to abuse and/or neglect can have supervised visits in a setting that is conductive to parent/child interaction and in which they can replicate "normal" family interactions.
A trained Family Visitation Coach offers support, provides guidance, "cheerleading", modeling and overall encouragement for parents during family visits with their children. The volunteer coach helps ensure a successful, safe visit while promoting parental confidence and competence. As a volunteer coach you must be at least 21 years of age, willing to be fingerprinted and screened, complete a 24-hour-no cost training, and must be available 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.
*The FVC program have developed new safety measures and precautions for COVID-19 in accordance with CDC guidelines. All volunteers coaches and FVC family participants must adhere to the following: 1)All participants must have had a negative COVID-19 test. 2) All participants must have their temperatures taken; any participant with a temperature 99.5 or above will not be able to participate in a family visit. 3) During family visits, coaches must observe the CDC recommended six feet distancing. 4) All participants must wear a face mask; children under 2 are not required. 5) All participants are required to wash hands before, throughout, and at the end of each visit. 6) In addition to masks, all participants will have access to face shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, and disinfectant wipes.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Friends of the Family
16861 Parthenia St., North Hills, CA 91343, US
The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong, self-sufficient families, joyful and resilient children, and vibrant communities by providing respectful, responsive family support programs in the greater Los Angeles area. The organization seeks to provide services and activities designed to build strong families, improve productive outcomes for children, help teens become self-sufficient adults, promote self-sustaining employment, curb violence, and promote community involvement.
Friends of the Family is a comprehensive family resource center known for pioneering innovative, practical programs where families are recognized as central to a child’s well being and are supported to build on their skills and strengths. Founded in 1972, the organization is a safety net of support for over 5,000 community members each year.